The list author says: "Climate change. The greatest concern of our time? Or not? Will it cause catastrophe? Or not? Who knows? Many people think they do. And so many books have been written on climate change (or if you prefer, global warming). Most of the books tend to be partisan and political, and thus not very helpful.
Here are the most perceptive of the lot. These books too take a side -- I've yet to see a neutral view of the issue. Both sides are represented here. Unlike most, these books are refreshingly light on attacking the other side and heavy on supporting their own arguments."
"Far from being a climate scientist of any stripe, Nigel Lawson is a British politician, largely retired now. But he has a sharp mind and writes well. Great book on the conservative side of climate change."
"David King and Gabrielle Walker are two Brits who team up to explore a broad range of climate change topics. David King is famous for saying that unless we stop adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, the only habitable continent by 2100 will be Antarctica. None of that kind of statement in this book. It's much more reasoned than that."
"Ernesto Zedillo has brought together chapters on both sides of the global warming debate. The chapter by Richard Lindzen is excellent. So is the chapter by Stefan Rahmstorf. The other chapters, unfortunately, are not as good."
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H. Douglas Lightfoot's Nobody's Fuel -- energy supply is more important than climate change
An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming
Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming
Climate of Uncertainty: A Balanced Look at Global Warming and Renewable Energy
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change